Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Four Fun - first finish of 2016!

The pattern, Just Four Fun, is by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Amanda Jean loves scrappy quilts and bright colors - a girl after my own heart! 

As I had the 4-patches on the design wall, I took black and white pictures with my cell phone to see the color values - I wanted the darker colors to all be slanted the same way. It was interesting to see the photos but I guess I deleted all of them sorry.

Amanda Jean's pattern has a large white border. I decided to use some leftover squares in my border.  I halved the squares and stitched them end to end.

I used the rest of my leftovers both squares and pieces in the back. The blue is called Northern Lights. I bought it in Alaska a few years ago.

This quilt was on the design wall for a while while I tried to figure out how to quilt it. Then one day it just hit me - large loops.

Maybe you can see the quilting on the back better.

My quilt is larger than the pattern  - mine measures 47" x 53". I used Dream Cotton for the batting and Aurifil thread for  the piecing and quilting.

I'm working on more scrap quilts - I'd love to get control of some of my fabric scraps this year. We'll see how that goes...

Monday, January 4, 2016

One last 2015 finish.

Happy New Year!

I actually finished this quilt, Sunshine on a Cloudy Day, last year - that wasn't that long ago, was it?!

I bought the pattern when we were traveling last spring. The designer is Aunt Em's Quilts.

This is a donation quilt and I absolutely love the design. I'm thinking about making another larger one for a bed quilt. This one is 57" square.

The dark color is a navy. The bright colors are all from my stash.

I quilted it with the double C. It was my second attempt with this motif and it worked well. I used Dream Cotton batting and Aurifil thread.

The back is dark navy with small birds - it was in my stash and seemed to work.

Up next is this one - I already have it pieced.

I'll tell you more about it when it is finished.


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